The first designs for the Victorian Heart Hospital - Australia’s first dedicated cardiac facility - have been unveiled by the Victorian Government, marking a major milestone for the $543 million project.
When complete in 2022, the facility will ensure all Victorian patients with heart disease can access the world’s best cardiac care, by bringing together cardiovascular treatment, ground breaking medical research and training under one roof.
The artist impressions of the state-of-the-art facility were designed by joint venture John Wardle and Conrad Gargett in collaboration with VHHSBA and project partners Monash Health and Monash University to ensure the wellbeing and healing of patients were at the centre of the hospital’s innovative design.
Providing a one-of-a-kind healing environment the Victorian Heart Hospital will incorporate light filled interiors, an open courtyard and roof gardens – taking design cues from its location within the tree-lined edges of Monash University’s Clayton campus.
As well as light, the cutting edge design will feature the latest in cardiac and telehealth technology ensuring the Victorian Heart Hospital can treat all Australian’s regardless of where they live.
The life-saving hospital will have 195 beds and the capability to perform 2,000 cardiac surgeries each year, as well as perform 13,500 cardiac laboratory procedures and cater for 28,300 cardiac emergency presentations and 108,000 consultations.
Early construction works will start later this year by the John Holland Group – the preferred contractor of the Victorian Heart Hospital. Echoing the experience of John Wardle and Conrad Gargett architects, the John Holland Group are specialists in hospital construction, particularly for their work on the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Read more about Australia’s first heart hospital via our dedicated Victorian Heart Hospital project page.